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GAR trench art watch gob. Serial #?


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Having a confusing time figuring out if serial number B15095 is traceable? Any info that can be gained by this serial number?

 

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Looking for medals for the following groupings:

2nd Lt Victor P. Mangano KIA 6 Feb 1945 Engineers

Pvt First Class Ashur A. Handel KIA 14 Dec 1944 78th Div

Cmdr Bruce Nystrom KIA 2 Dec 1966

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Hi, I'm not an authority on this particular subject, although I do recall reading that the reverse stampted numbers are not traceable., IIRC. ( At least for the present anyway. ) There are several published texts concerning the various GAR awards, & IIRC, one the the CAR's old manuals describing their medals & related items may be found for free download with some judicious searching. If I can locate my copy, I'll provide the line here on the Forum.

 

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Dom is correct that these numbers are not traceable to an individual. The prefix letter corresponds to the first letter of the last name of the then Commander so it can often be dated to a time range if there are no duplicate names beginning with "B". And, of course, I can't find my list of National Commanders when looking for it today.

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Thanks for clarifying, I was understanding the few websites about this award.

 

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Bill

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Looking for medals for the following groupings:

2nd Lt Victor P. Mangano KIA 6 Feb 1945 Engineers

Pvt First Class Ashur A. Handel KIA 14 Dec 1944 78th Div

Cmdr Bruce Nystrom KIA 2 Dec 1966

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